Barcelona,España / Carrer de Marià Labèrnia, s/n, 08032 Barcelona, Spain
Leave it up to me to some how fit in a hike during our Honeymoon in Barcelona. I think my wife is happy that we did it… even after a 10 mile day.
The Bunkers of Barcelona, or Bunkers del Carmen, or El Turo de la Rovira, or simply The Bunker, are a series of old Military bunkers situated in the hills just north of Barcelona. The bunkers are situated on top of the Turó de la Rovira hill in the district of El Carmel.
Originally intended as an anti-aircraft battery during the Spanish Civil War, then used as housing for the destitute, these bunkers have since been abandoned and have become more a tourist attraction for those seeking something off the beaten path.
What has kept this a bit of a secret spot is that it’s not exactly easy to get there, for tourists. It’s not in a very touristic area of the city and there isn’t a metro or bus route that one can take.
We found the hike to be beautiful, crossing a neat bridge along the way and seeing lots of wildflowers and weeds blooming. Once we reached the top, the view was simply stunning. Aside from the view, there are cute homes at the ridge of the hill that offer a look at what life might have been like back in the 1920s.
I definitely would recommend adding this to your visit, even if the hike nearly kills you like it almost did us!
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